Antique Miniature Dolls / Glazed China Shoulder Head Fortune Teller Doll - Diseuse de Bonne Aventure - Ref P515
This doll was known as Bonne Aventure Doll . She has china shoulder head with painted facial features, molded black hair, bisque lower arms and legs and flat painted boots.
The doll wears her original fortune teller's costume with matching hat and her precious stick with cristal ball. Her skirt has colored folded paper fortunes with French hand-written ink script messages or advices .
For example you can read :
Vous deviendrez un musicien célèbre
You will become a famous musician
Vos amis vantent votre esprit vif et pénétrant
Your friends praise your keen and penetrating mind
Votre gaité inaltérable vous fait chérir de tout le monde
Your unchanging cheerfulness makes you cherished by everyone
Vous levez la tête en marchant signe d'une grande indépendance de caractère
You hold your head up walking a sign of a great independence of character
Doll 7 5/8"(19.5 cm) tall - 13 "(33 cm) total high including pedestal wooden base and hat.
Generally excellent condition well preserved in original cardboard box.
For the French Market - Circa 1880.